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The Breakfast Club -- They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m. they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends. John Hughes, creator of the critically acclaimed Sixteen Candles, wrote, directed and produced this hilarious and often touching comedy starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club.
The Breakfast Club -- Trailer for The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition
The Breakfast Club -- Clip: Who Has To Go To The Lavatory
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The Breakfast Club -- Clip: Can I Eat

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Director:
Writer:
John Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
15 February 1985 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They only met once, but it changed their lives forever. See more »
Plot:
Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
One of the best movies ever See more (671 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
John Hughes 
 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Gil Friesen .... executive producer
John Hughes .... producer
Michelle Manning .... co-producer
Andrew Meyer .... executive producer
Ned Tanen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Keith Forsey 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dede Allen 
 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito 
 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Vance 
 
Makeup Department
Ron Walters .... makeup artist
Linle White .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John C. Chulay .... unit production manager
Adam Fields .... executive in charge of production
Richard Hashimoto .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert P. Cohen .... first assistant director
James Giovannetti Jr. .... second assistant director (as James R. Giovannetti Jr.)
 
Art Department
Jack M. Marino .... property master (as Jack Marino)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter: Chicago
Ted Wilson .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Greg Agalsoff .... boom man
James R. Alexander .... sound mixer (as Jim Alexander)
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound editor (as Rick Franklin)
Robert L. Hoyt .... supervising re-recording mixer (as Bob Hoyt)
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nick Korda)
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely .... assistant sound editor
John Roesch .... foley
Joan Rowe .... foley
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor (as Jerry R. Stanford)
John J. Stephens .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Orloff .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William H. Schirmer .... special effects (as Bill Schirmer)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip: Chicago
Ben Beaird .... key grip
George Bouillet .... director of photography: Chicago
Danny Buck .... gaffer (as Dan Buck)
Henry M. Lebo .... camera operator (as Henry Lebo)
Gregory Lundsgaard .... panaglide operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician
Mike Moyer .... gaffer: Chicago
Mark Simon .... assistant camera operator: Chicago
Kenneth Zunder .... assistant camera operator (as Ken Zunder)
 
Casting Department
David Gonzales .... casting assistant
Janice Papolos .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods .... costume assistant
Eddie Marks .... costumer
Christine Zamiara .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Jerrie Fowler .... assistant film editor: Chicago
Nancy Frazen .... assistant film editor
William Goldenberg .... apprentice film editor
Aubrey Head .... color timer
Jim Miller .... associate film editor (as James W. Miller)
John Therieau .... assistant film editor
Scott K. Wallace .... assistant film editor (as Scott Wallace)
 
Music Department
David Anderle .... music supervisor: A & M Films
Gary Chang .... composer: additional music
Keith Forsey .... music supervisor
Carlton Kaller .... assistant music editor (as Carl Kaller)
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Patrick Nallon .... transportation captain (as Pat Nallon)
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Bob Forrest .... script supervisor
Al Gomez .... assistant: Michelle Manning
Dorain Grusman .... choreographer
Ross L. Kulma .... first aid
Sly Lovegren .... production coordinator (as Sly Lovgren)
Marty Pessin .... auditor
Fredell Pogodin .... unit publicist
Sam Rath .... production assistant
Kathleen Sacchi .... coordinator: L.A.
Susan Vanderbeek .... production secretary (as Sue Vanderbeck)
Jane Vickerilla .... assistant: Mr. Hughes
Linnea Ebba Wicklund .... production assistant (as Linnea Wicklund)
 
Thanks
Marlene Alexander .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Bobby Richter .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
Don Stillwell .... the producers wish to thank: for their generous cooperation in the making of this motion picture
 

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Also Known As:
"Breakfast Club" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-14 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:TV-14 (ABC Family) | USA:R (Certificate No. 27628) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
Judd Nelson went undercover at a local high school outside Chicago near where the film was shooting and convinced the teenagers there that he was a legitimate student. After buying beer for them with his "fake ID" (he was 24 at the time), Nelson told them to drop him off at the hotel where the actors were staying. Years later, reflecting on his antics, Nelson said, "They would ask me why I was staying there, and I told them my dad was in jail. I'm staying at the Westin O'Hare while my dad's incarcerated."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Claire's father puts his hand on Claire's shoulder when they're in the car. In the next shot his hand has jumped to her other shoulder.See more »
Quotes:
John:Hey, how come Andrew gets to get up? If he gets up, we'll all get up, it'll be anarchy.See more »
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FAQ

What does Bender's joke mean?
Why are the characters in Saturday detention?
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135 out of 157 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies ever, 6 May 2003
Author: B from San Antonio, Texas

After reading some of the negative comments made about this movie, i decided to make some of my own. Yes, to younger viewers,this movie will appear to be outdated. The only thing "outdated" is the clothing styles and the music. It doesnt matter what year you went to high school or what school you even went to, there will always be a "criminal", a "jock", a "princess", a "nerd", and a "basket case". This movie is the best teenage movie, no matter when you are a teenager!

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Still a great movie... 7.8 / 10 david1806
Smoking pot and cigs in the room Blizzard_Beasts
Someday this generation is going to be in charge. Doesn't that scare u? yayasan40
Was Bender really a criminal or just a rebel!? koen_jespers
Do you wish you were back at highschool? Or glad that it is over? geert-j-vankempen
Don't see what all the fuss is about shona-mcewan
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